Scold

  • 21scold — UK [skəʊld] / US [skoʊld] verb [transitive] Word forms scold : present tense I/you/we/they scold he/she/it scolds present participle scolding past tense scolded past participle scolded old fashioned to criticize someone, especially a child,… …

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  • 22scold — scoldable, adj. scolder, n. scoldingly, adv. /skohld/, v.t. 1. to find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand: The teacher scolded me for being late. v.i. 2. to find fault; reprove. 3. to use abusive language. n. 4. a person who is constantly… …

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  • 23scold — verb ADVERB ▪ gently, lightly ▪ silently ▪ severely PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ …

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  • 24scold — Synonyms and related words: Xanthippe, admonish, amazon, baste, battle ax, bawl out, beldam, belittler, berate, bitch, blame, blister, brace, bring to book, cackle, call, call to account, captious critic, carol, carper, carpet, castigate, cat,… …

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  • 25scold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. reprove, rebuke, rate, chide, berate, tongue lash, bawl out (sl.). See disapprobation. Ant., praise. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. admonish, chide, berate, chasten, asperse, expostulate with, rebuke,… …

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  • 26scold — [[t]skoʊld[/t]] v. t. 1) to find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand 2) to find fault angrily; reprove 3) to use abusive language 4) a person who is constantly scolding, often with loud and abusive speech • Etymology: 1150–1200; (n.) < ON… …

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  • 27scold — To rebuke or find fault with another. A person, especially a woman, who scolds. See common scold; cuckingstool; scolding …

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  • 28scold — verb To rebuke. A week elapsed before she could see Elizabeth without scolding her mdash; Syn: objurgate, rebuke See Also: scolds bridle …

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  • 29scold — skəʊld n. one who frequently reprimands others with abusive language; rude woman who fights often and is considered a public nuisance v. reprimand, rebuke; upbraid, berate; use loud and abusive language …

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  • 30scold — 1) colds 2) clods …

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  • 31scold — verb angrily remonstrate with or rebuke. noun archaic a woman who nags or grumbles constantly. Derivatives scolder noun Origin ME: prob. from ON skáld skald …

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  • 32scold at — Rebuke, chide, reprimand, reprove, censure, condemn, denounce, blame, declaim against, inveigh against, exclaim against, rail at …

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  • 33scold — I. v. a. Berate, rate, censure, reprimand, blame, chide, find fault with, brawl, rebuke rudely. II. v. n. Rate, reprimand, vituperate, brawl, rail, chide with rudeness. III. n. 1. Vixen, shrew, termagant, virago. 2. Scolding, brawl …

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  • 34scold — 1 verb (T) to angrily criticize someone, especially a child, about something they have done: As kids we were always getting scolded by the local farmer. scolding noun (C, U) 2 noun (C) old use a woman who often complains or criticizes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 35scold — v 1. chide, reprimand, Inf. dress down, Inf. trim, upbraid, U.S. Inf. bawl out, Sl. chew out, tongue lash; reprove, reproach, rebuke, rate, reprehend, castigate; chastise, rap [s.o. s] knuckles, slap [s.o. s] wrists; Inf. give [s.o.] a piece of… …

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  • 36scold — [skəʊld] verb [T] old fashioned to criticize someone angrily because they have done something that is wrong …

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  • 37scold — /skoʊld / (say skohld) verb (t) 1. to find fault with; chide. –verb (i) 2. to find fault; reprove. 3. to use abusive language. –noun 4. a person, especially a woman, who is habitually abusive: *the jolly life of their fathers, when scolds could… …

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  • 38scold —   Nuku, ke u, ho okekē, ho okekē niho, huhū.   Also: ho okekē nuku, ha akekē, hae, kolokolo, waha lapalapa, meku, pakake u, kūkahalakē, kekē …

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  • 39scold — At common law, a troublesome and angry person who, by brawling and wrangling among his or her neighbors, breaks the public peace, increases discord, and becomes a public nuisance to the neighborhood. A quarrelsome, brawling, vituperative person …

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  • 40scold — v. & n. v. 1 tr. rebuke (esp. a child, employee, or inferior). 2 intr. find fault noisily; complain; rail. n. archaic a nagging or grumbling woman. Derivatives: scolder n. scolding n. Etymology: ME (earlier as noun), prob. f. ON skaacuteld SKALD …

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